Indulge in the Flavors of the Coast with this Baked Salmon with Asparagus Recipe

Oct 20, 2023 | Healthy & Dietary, Main Courses

When it comes to elegant and flavorful seafood dishes, it’s hard to beat the classic combination of baked salmon and asparagus. This recipe has always held a special place in my heart, as it reminds me of a delightful lunch I once had in a charming seaside town. The deep, rich flavors of the salmon perfectly complement the tender crunch of the asparagus, creating a dish that will transport your taste buds to the ocean’s edge.


To recreate this gourmet delight at home, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 fresh salmon fillets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). This will ensure that your salmon and asparagus cook evenly and to perfection.

2. Wash the asparagus thoroughly and trim off the woody ends. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to create a flavorful marinade for the salmon.

4. Gently pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel, then place them skin side down on the baking sheet next to the asparagus.

5. Pour the marinade over the salmon fillets, ensuring they are well coated. This will infuse the fish with a burst of tangy and aromatic flavors.

6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your fish, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.

7. While the salmon is baking, the asparagus will become tender and slightly crispy around the edges. This combination of textures adds a delightful contrast to the dish.

8. Once the salmon is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a minute. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a moist and succulent piece of fish.

9. Serve the baked salmon fillets alongside the roasted asparagus, garnishing with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of chopped dill or parsley for an extra burst of freshness.

And there you have it! A delectable Baked Salmon with Asparagus dish that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. Whether you’re looking for an elegant dinner party centerpiece or a simple yet sophisticated weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to deliver.

Tip: For an added twist, you can wrap each salmon fillet in a slice of prosciutto or bacon before baking. This will infuse the fish with a smoky flavor and provide a crispy texture on the outside. Experiment with different herbs and spices in the marinade to customize the dish to your liking. The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy this delightful seafood feast, and let the flavors transport you to your favorite coastline memories!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 salmon fillet with asparagus

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 7% Iron 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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